Doug Farrago

Three-Way Stop by Pat Conrad MD

From time to time I like to throw out acerbic and scornful judgments regarding what we are pleased to refer to as the “justice” system when it comes to medical malpractice…and voila, a gem from this past week.  Seems one William Martinez was leading a particularly active social life, and and was subsequently summoned to the Great…

Physicians by Ted Bacharach MD (retired)

Not too many years ago the attraction of medicine as a profession was tremendous. There continues to be considerable attraction but compared to the past it has shrunk considerably. The reason for this is not entirely clear although the image of the physician as depicted pictorially tends to reflect how the medical profession is viewed.…

Right Under My Nose

In a really interesting “review and outlook” in the Wall Street Journal, there is a synopsis of what they call ObamaCare in Reverse.   They explain how one state passed laws like the new Affordable Healthcare Act in 1993 and subsequently  four of the five insurers left the state.  This lead to higher premiums, consumers…

Suitcase, huh?

I enjoy baseball.  Heck, I am involved in a fantasy baseball team.    When I see injuries, I tend to get a little skeptical knowing what I know about medicine.  This news item made my eyebrows go up.  “After a freak accident involving Jonathan Lucroy caused him to be scratched from Monday’s lineup, an MRI…

iPads for Everyone!

Here is some new information from an article in the American Medical News: The VA is launching the “Clinic-in-Hand” pilot program as part of the mobile health initiative. One thousand family caregivers of veterans will be given Apple iPads loaded with apps to help them provide care and communicate with the veterans’ physicians.  The iPads…

Oldest Female Bodybuilder

Edith Wilma Connor began working out in her 60s.  By her 65th birthday she entered her first competition, the Grand Masters in Las Vegas, and won first place.  She works out at least three times a week and is now a competitive bodybuilder.  Oh and she is 77 years old!   She still runs her data…

Memorial Day Doctor

Here is a nice story about a doctor, Roger LaRosa, who served in the U.S. Army for four years as a doctor in field hospitals across the European Theatre.  Cool story.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the US Armed Forces.  Roger made it.  So many…